Wang Guanghua
王广华
Wang in January 2024
Minister of Natural Resources
Assumed office
June 2022
PremierLi Keqiang
Li Qiang
Preceded byLu Hao
Personal details
BornJanuary 1963 (age 61)
Xingyang County, Henan, China
Political partyChinese Communist Party
Alma materPeking University
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese广
Traditional Chinese

Wang Guanghua (Chinese: 王广华; born January 1963) is a Chinese politician who is the current Minister of Natural Resources, in office since June 2022.

Biography

Wang was born in Xingyang County (now Xingyang), Henan, in January 1963. After the gaokao resumed in 1979, he entered Peking University, majoring in economic geography.

After university in 1983, he was assigned as an official to the Land Administration Bureau of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fishery [zh]. He joined the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in December 1987. He served in various posts in the State Land Administration [zh] before serving as deputy director of the Cadastral Management Division of the Ministry of Land and Resources in July 1998, and director in September 2014, interspersed with five years as director of Wuhan Bureau of the State Land Supervision from December 2008 to December 2013. In July 2015, he became vice minister of natural resources,[1][2][3] rising to minister in June 2022.[4]

In October 2022, Wang was elected as a full member of the 20th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.[5]

References

  1. ^ "China's total arable land shrinks nearly 6% from 2009-2019 - survey". reuters.com. 27 August 2021. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  2. ^ Yang, Wanli (27 August 2021). "Survey: Nation getting greener over past decade". Chinadaily.com. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  3. ^ "China to prohibit non-agricultural use of arable land". xinhuanet.com. 18 September 2020. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  4. ^ Yi Yi (伊一) (23 June 2022). 王广华任自然资源部党组书记 陆昊另有任用. ce.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  5. ^ "(CPC Congress) List of members of 20th CPC Central Committee-Xinhua". english.news.cn. Retrieved 2022-12-14.
Government offices Preceded byLu Hao Minister of Natural Resources 2022–present Incumbent